Maruti Suzuki is all-set to launch the all-new Swift. The all-new Swift, in fact, has been spotted in India too. The new Swift is also expected in its sporty avatar in the Indian market after the regular model launches next year.
What is it about?
Suzuki has already unveiled the all-new Swift and it is available in a few international markets too. The Japanese giant will unveil the sportier Swift Sport at Frankfurt Motor Show scheduled to happen next week. However, all the specifications and other details have been leaked before the official unveiling.
The Swift Sport shares the same underpinnings as the Swift, which also forms the base of new vehicles like Baleno and DZire in India. The Suzuki Swift Sport is powered by a new 1.4-litre turbocharged BoosterJet petrol engine that produces a maximum power of 138 Bhp at 5,500 rpm and a peak torque of 230 Nm between 2,500 and 3,500 rpm. It is a 10 Nm increase over the existing Swift Sport model.
The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual and an automatic transmission that powers the front wheels. The leaked brochure suggested that the Swift Sport will be available in six configurations.
Suzuki also claims that the new Swift Sport will have a fuel efficiency of 16.4 km/l with the manual transmission according to the Japanese test cycle. The automatic version returns a maximum of 16.2 km/l. With the new platform, the new Swift Sport has also shed a lot of weight. The manual transmission now weighs 970 kg while the automatic version weighs 990 kg. This will improve the acceleration massively and will also make the vehicle quicker.
The Swift Sport looks quite aggressive with the added body kit, 17-inch gloss black alloy wheels, dual exhausts and sportier bumpers. Even the cabin of the Swift Sport gets additions to give a sporty feel. The steering wheel is wrapped in leather while the pedals are made up of metal. The upholstery also gets contrasting red stitching.
The car also gets a long list of accessories. There are decals, floor mats, differently styled alloy wheels among other options to choose from. The Swift Sport may come to the Indian market in late 2018. The car may be showcased at the Auto Expo 2018 alongside the all-new Swift.